Iyoba Idia Mask “Shadow” T-Shirt Dress MK II (Ivory Mask)
Iyoba Idia Mask “Shadow” T-Shirt Dress MK II (Ivory Mask)
 African Dress featuring Iyoba Idia. African Fashion style
 African Dress featuring Iyoba Idia. African Fashion style
 African Dress featuring Iyoba Idia. African Fashion style
 African Dress featuring Iyoba Idia. African Fashion style
 African Dress featuring Iyoba Idia. African Fashion style
 African Dress featuring Iyoba Idia. African Fashion style

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Iyoba Idia Mask “Shadow” T-Shirt Dress MK II (Ivory Mask)

Regular price £39.99
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The Brief

  • Not just a t-shirt dress - it's wearable African culture and heritage.
  • The art featured is of one of the most iconic pieces of 16th century African art.
  • The likeness is of Iyoba Idia – an African Woman, leader, warrior, and inspiration.
  • This garment makes a REAL statement. The wearer provides the signature.
  • Wearing this brings Edo & Nigerian heritage to everyone's attention
  • Heads will turn, and people will take note.
  • Ethically made and sweat shop free.

Description

A remix of one of our most popular items. Original women’s 100% combed medium-weight cotton ethically produced T-shirt dress.

  • Cap sleeves, slight stretch, smooth stitching, and an exceptional fine and comfortable finish.
  • Medium is approximately 32" (81.3cm) in total length.
  • It can be worn by itself, with leggings, or over jeans.

The Image

This design features the iconic image of a 16th century ivory pendent mask of the likeness of Iyoba Idia (Queen Mother) from the Kingdom of Benin in what is now modern day Nigeria.   The mask is one of the most recognisable African images.

Iyoba Idia was of the Edo people. She was a warrior, protector, and a political & spiritual guide who fought for her son, Osegie, to claim the title of Oba of the Kingdom of Benin (c1504 to c1550). Her power and influence were such that she has been referred to as the ‘Hidden Oba’. She represents a timeless example of an African leader. For more information see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iJat3eyWag

http://rainqueensofafrica.com/2012/11/iyoba-idia-the-hidden-oba-of-benin/

http://www.cultureindevelopment.nl/News/Heritage_Africa/683/Queen_Idia_Mask's_sale_sets_Sotheby's_against_art_world

 Sizes Guide:

 

 

S

M

L

XL

2XL

Size

Euro

(inches)

32-34

36-38

40-42

44-46

46-48

Size

UK

8-10

10-12

12-14

14-16

16-18

Chest

(cm)

76-81

81-86

91-97

102-107

112-117

 

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